Catalogue of Fine Gold Snuff Boxes, Watches, Scientific Instruments, Miniatures and other Objects of Vertu

Catalogue no: 1344
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 24 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: July 8th, 1954
Editor: Publisher: Sotheby & Co.
Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm Condition: Good
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Sale with a number of lots (mostly watches) of horological interest as follows; There are 42 lots, many with faiirly uninteresting watches etc but some with unusual pieces, eg. Pocket sundials by Butterfield in brass and Nuremburg ivory dial; French Celestial Globe by Delamarche; Quadrant by Richard Rust of London; silver compass sundial by Henry Massy of London. Among the watches, the following; Gold chronograh hunter by Jules Jurgensen; an early 17th century watch by Sebastian Schwarts of Augsburg; gold repeater by De Charmes, London; a musical and automata watch by Piguet et Meylan; 2 "Chinese" duplex watches by Bovet; This sale also includes the stock of Percy Webster (ceased trading) In this section are a number of "Form Watches" of different shapes and styles, Octagonal; Star shaped; violin shaped; a helmet; a melon; a beetle; a mandolin. A few lots of clocks, some of these early German "Renaissance" clocks from Augsburg Catalogue extensively annotaded by Ilbert
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